Richard Griggs “Dick” Lewis (July 31, 1942 - June 06, 2023)

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Richard Griggs “Dick” Lewis
  • July 31, 1942
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  • June 06, 2023

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Richard Griggs “Dick” Lewis passed away peacefully on June 6, 2023, at his home in Fort Myers, Florida.  He was born to Millard Griggs and Frances Moncure (née Boxley) Lewis on July 31, 1942, in Winchester, Kentucky.

He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Civil Engineering and practiced as an engineer until he retired.  He was a beloved son, husband, brother, uncle, and father.

Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years, Vickie Lee Lewis (née Paynter) of Fort Myers.  He is also survived by a son Richard Griggs Lewis II, his wife, Karyn, of North Captiva Island, and a daughter Jane Lydia Kelly and her husband, Carlos, of Fort Myers.  He leaves a granddaughter Kathryn Lydia Lewis and her fiancé Neil Singh of Miami Beach, and a grandson Andrew John Griggs Lewis of New York, New York.  He is survived by his brother Thomas Bruce Lewis and a brother-in-law Harry Andrew Paynter, both of Winchester, Kentucky, and he is predeceased by a brother James Rucker Lewis.  In addition, he leaves dearly loved cousins and cherished nieces and nephews.

His family and friends bestow tribute to his life’s work and what it meant to him and many others.

Baldwin Brothers, Fort Myers, FL, is entrusted with final care.


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  1. Adra Fisher says:
    13 Jun 2023
    Dear Vickie and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lewis, as we called him all those years ago at WMU, was the absolute best boss I ever had -- and I've had lots of bosses over the decades! My youth and professional inexperience didn't prevent him from entrusting me with responsibility far beyond my proven abilities, and as a result, I gained skills and confidence I would have never have gotten otherwise. His low-key, rational, and good-humored approach to "managing" people in that little operation (at the time) has been my go-to model in every professional setting I have found myself in since those very early days. I am so glad to have have known and worked for/with Dick Lewis, and my heart goes out to you and your family. He was a wonderful man.

  2. James C Codell III says:
    12 Jun 2023
    Vickie & Family:
    Jeanne joins me in expressing our deepest sympathy on your great loss, as Dick was loved and respected by everyone. We had the good fortune to know and work with him for nearly 70 years, as he was a truly wonderful individual and dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this extremely difficult period. Jimmy Codell

  3. Ken Davis lit a candle:
    11 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 11, 2023 at 6:15:43 AM

  4. Shirley Profitt Young says:
    09 Jun 2023
    On behalf of the Clark County High School, Class of 1960, we send our love and condolences to the family of our classmate "Dickie".
    Rest in Peace dear friend.

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